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Cameras capture secret life of ‘Highland’ tiger
Scottish wildcats are notoriously secretive, but conservationists are hoping to gain a more detailed understanding of their behaviour.
They have attached specialist camera equipment, known as photo-traps, to trees in the Cairngorms National Park.
The cameras have already provided images of wildcats and other animals.
Motion detectors and infra-red technology allow the devices to capture images of passing animals over a period of days, weeks or even months.
The project is still in its early stages but the cameras have already provided images of Scottish wildcat - popularly known as the Highland tiger - and other animals, including golden eagles.